Obviously, this sounded like a great topic to me.
I photographed the following love story pictorial a few years ago in Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a British territory at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, and the primary reason I wanted to visit during our month-long trek around Spain and Morocco was to see the large colony of wild Barbary Macaques living there.
That's a fancy way of saying "really big monkeys."
The monkeys did not disappoint. In fact, they were one of the best parts of that trip. The highlight of my monkey experience unfolded while I was innocently snapping pictures of a small family of monkeys spending a pleasant afternoon together. Take a look:
|Mommy Monkey, Baby Monkey, and Daddy Monkey enjoy a fine afternoon together.|
|If you look closely, you can see evidence that Daddy Monkey is having impure thoughts.|
|Monkey foreplay at its finest.|
|Mommy Monkey and Daddy Monkey provide Baby Monkey with a little sex education.|
You know, you've gotta hand it to the monkeys – they get the job done without a lot of fretting about her checkered past or his insecurities stemming from a troubled relationship with his father.
Of course, it doesn't leave you with much of a plot for a romance novel. Still, you've gotta admire the lack of inhibition.
Have you ever witnessed any amusing couplings in the animal kingdom? Do you think there's some appeal to this sort of fuss-free amorous interlude?
Please share in the comments. I'll be searching for that video I shot of the tortoises mating in Barbados. No, I'm not kidding. I'm really not.